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Steve & Me

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  2,052 Ratings  ·  326 Reviews
When Terri Raines was twenty-seven years old, she took a vacation that changed her life. Leaving behind her wildlife rescue work in Oregon, Terri traveled to Australia, and there, at a small wildlife park, she met and fell in love with a tall, blond force of nature named Steve Irwin. They were married in less than a year, and Terri eagerly joined in Steve's conservation wo ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published September 2nd 2008 by Gallery Books (first published October 30th 2007)
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Nov 02, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Shaya by: Justine
I loved this book! It is a very easy read and mainly filled with stories about Steve and Terri.

A friend was reading Steve and Me at school and remarked at how good it is. I borrowed it during the beginning of class to read a few pages. The word "kindred spirit" jumped out at me. Terri calls Steve her kindred spirit. I am very interested in how much Terri talks about the energies Steve had, and how he drew animals to him. He seems so connected to the animals that he not only studied them but knew
~8 years ago today we lost Steve Irwin so I'm rebooting my review~

Opening Line:"The name of the zoo was the Queensland Reptile and Fauna Park."

You will really get a feel for the Crocodile Hunter's spirit and zest for life with this memoir but also a continuing feeling of urgency on his part to experience everything and get things done as quickly as possible. Its as if he knew that he wasn't long for this earth. Steve also had a strong sense of family and longed for children to carry on his work
Apr 15, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
"One crowded hour of glorious life is worth more than an age without a name."

That quote made me re-think what I'm doing. Steve Irwin packed so much into everyday of his life, and I can't remember what I did two weeks ago.

I realized while reading this that it wasn't so much an homage to the amazing person that Steve was, but another way of continuing the message of wildlife conservation that he fought for every day of his life.

The other amazing thing was the relationship between Steve and Terr
Jessica Halleck
When Steve told me the story of the capture, I got the sense that he felt sorry he had to catch the crocodile at all.

"It seemed wrong to remove the king of the river," Steve said. "That croc had lasted in his territory for decades. Here I was taking him out of it. The local people just seemed relieved, and a couple joked about how many boots he'd make."

Steve was very clever to include the local people and soon won them over to see just how special this crocodile really was. Just as he was dragg
Shazza Maddog
Sep 28, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I remember the first time I saw Steve Irwin on TV. I was visiting my parents, prior to heading further north to Wisconsin. My mother decided to set me in the basement with the 100-year-old-plus loom to make rugs so I wouldn't be completely bored out of my mind. She also pointed out the TV. "You should watch Animal Planet," she said, "You'll like The Crocodile Hunter." It wasn't the first time I'd heard that title mentioned; two of my best friends had told me about this guy named Steve who wrestl ...more
Mary Ann C
I never really was a Crocodile Hunter fan (mostly just squeamish from looking at how scary some of the animals were.) But after Steve Irwin died, I saw a Barbara Walters TV interview with his wife Terri. I was impressed with how well she carried herself, but also showed her emotions as well. So I picked up this book based purely on the fact I was impressed with Terri Irwin.
There are definitely some times where I felt the book had a fairy tale like quality to it but it was also really cool to get
Steve Irwin was such a conservationist icon and I admired him so much that I experienced his death in 2006 as a kind of blow to the stomach, feeling a sense of loss out of all proportion for someone I never personally knew. I think it's because he took more positive action for wildlife in his short life than most of the other people I know put together. Reading Steve & Me, I guess wanted to feel like he was alive for a little longer by walking through his memories. Terri Irwin succeeds in pr ...more
Dec 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I always have loved Steve Irwin and his show, Crocodile Hunter. I really appreciate how his wife writes about their lives, she instills the essence of who he was in this book. He died too soon, he definitely will be missed.
Feb 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: borrowed
This book would be on my keeper shelf if I had purchased it instead of borrowing from the library. I don't know if Terri Irwin wrote this book as a way to work through her grief over Steve's death, or as a tribute to him, or for a way to tell their love story. Whatever her reasons, this book is a touching, exciting, emotional account of her life with Steve. The stories she tells about him and their adventures are amazing and (almost) unbelievable, and the respect and love she had for him are so ...more
May 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So this book wasn't quite a 4 stars for me...more like a 3.75, but I rounded up because it deserved it. The book wasn't flawless, or perfectly written, but I found myself swept up in the story nonetheless. While I might not be the biggest Crocodile Hunter fan or much of a wildlife enthusiast, I really learned to love and appreciate the man behind the hype. If I could sum him up in one word it would be passionate. Steve Irwin exuded passion: about life, his family, and especially wildlife. I also ...more
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Terri Irwin is an Australian-based, American-born naturalist, author, the widow of Australian naturalist Steve Irwin and owner of Australia Zoo at Beerwah, Queensland, Australia. She co-starred with her husband on The Crocodile Hunter, their unconventional television nature documentary series along with its spin-off series, Croc Files and The Crocodile Hunter Diaries. She has lived in Australia si ...more
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“Crocodiles are easy,' Steve said. 'They try to kill and eat you. People are harder. Sometimes they pretend to be your friend first.” 41 likes
“I have seen Tasmanian devils battle over a carcass. I have seen lionesses crowding a kill, dingoes on the trail of a feral piglet, and adult croc thrashing its prey to pieces. But never, in all the animal world, have I witnessed anything to match the casual cruelty of the human being.” 33 likes
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